Three dining updates
Food trucking at BlackTop Nationals
The big BlackTop Nationals classic car and bike show, which draws more than 150,000 people from more than 20 states to the areas in and around Century II, is coming up this weekend. And organizers have come up with a trendy method for feeding the crowds: food trucks. Instead of the River Festival-style food court the event had its first few years, this year, the BlackTop Nationals will have local food trucks and other vendors stationed throughout the event all three days. Among the trucks signed on to participate are B.S. Sandwich Press, Big Daddy’s Smoked Shack Meats, Chino’s Parrilla and the new Cajun food truck, Vautrot’s Cajun Goods. There will also be lemonade, root beer and funnel cake folks set up, as well as Chris Cakes, the famous purveyor of pancakes and link sausages. The food vendors will be serving from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Hatch green chiles on the menu, too
Hatch green chile season is making itself known at more than just Johnson’s Garden Centers, home of this weekend’s annual Chile Fest. Freddy’s Frozen Custard has just introduced a new steakburger garnished with grilled onions, cheese, mustard and Hatch peppers. Diners also can request the chiles on top of their hot dogs. The chile items, along with a new s’mores concrete, are available on a limited-time basis. Also, B.S. Sandwich Press has stocked its truck with Hatch chiles from Johnson’s and on Friday will introduce three popular specials from last year – a Lobo burger topped with pepperjack cheese, chipotle mayo and Hatch green chiles; a turkey wrap made with red onions, chipotle mayo, pepperjack and Hatch green chiles; and a cheese steak sandwich that has the traditional construction with the addition of Hatch green chiles. B.S. Sandwich Press will introduce the Hatch specials at this weekend’s BlackTop Nationals.